August 2019     

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Quick Updates
  • The Fall 19' Guide is Here and Registration will Begin Monday August  5th at 6am!  The current Activity Guide is always available at   www.montroserec.com  The Fall guide  covers activities for August 1 through November.     Click Here for the Fall 2019 Guide
  • The Renovation of Holly Park is Fully Funded and Will Break Ground this Fall! 
    We'll break ground this fall of 2019 and the project is scheduled for completion in mid 2020!  See the Fall guide for more information on this latest improvement to District facilities. Preliminary work that can be done by MRD staff is already underway.

  • Youth Appreciation Day: Saturday, August 17th   Click here for the 2019 YAD Schedule of Events
  • CRC Annual Cleaning/Maintenance Shutdown
      The 2019 CRC Cleaning/Maintenance Shutdown is scheduled from Tuesday, September 3rd thru Friday September 6th. The Fitness Area will reopen on Saturday, September 7th, but the swimming pools and wood floor areas including the Fit Zone, gymnasium, and racquetball courts will remain closed through Wednesday, September 11th and will reopen for classes on Thursday, September 12th. Since Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day, this means that no Fit Zone or Aquatics Fitness classes will be held from September 2nd through September 11th. Please note that MRD will again attempt to offer limited fitness classes at the Field House during the shutdown. Plan on checking with the CRC front desk for a schedule of available classes closer to the dates of the shutdown.
     
  • The Connect Trail Project Construction is Nearing the Halfway Point!  
    In partnership with the City of Montrose, and numerous other entities, this exciting project will add 2.25 miles of 10' concrete trail with a 2' soft surface shoulder and two underpasses under our two busiest roads, Highways 550 and 90.    Click here
    for a video fly around showing the near complete northern section that'll be open at the end of the summer.  You'll feel like Luke Skywalker attacking the Death Star.  Thanks to local contractor Western Gravel, progress on the project has been significant.  The southern section that connects to the CRC will be completed this fall! 
  • LOST AND FOUND: Please come by the CRC and check the lost and found if you have lost or misplaced something while here working out.
  • Employment opportunities; we constantly have openings, please check the employment section at the bottom of this newsletter.
  • Thanks for being a patron and supporter! Happy Summer!   
  -The MRD team 


 

 
 PHOTO GALLERY  
 
 
Ken Sherbenou's last Board meeting as our Executive Director. He was presented with a picture frame with memories from the past 9 years here with the MRD. Also pictured on the right are the lifeguards that have been involved in life saving measures for 3 patrons who suffered heart attacks while at the CRC. Our guards deal daily with minor to major injuries and are to be commended for their efforts and training. We are very lucky to have them. If you are not CPR/1st aid certified we offer classes monthly. See the Aquatics section. Pictured from left to right Board President Jason Ullman, Ken Sherbenou, Aquatics Coordinator Liz Gracesun, Aquatics Leader Melissa Lords, and lifeguards Travis, Sam, Gabe and Lydia.


The end of another successful youth Softball, Baseball and T-Ball season. This year we had 50 teams that played 141 games in 6 weeks. Thank you to all of the volunteer coaches and parents who helped make this another fantastic season for our youth. 


Summer Adventures program
These kids and staff had a great time this Summer at camp and Club 1114. Participating in great field trips, activities and learning and having fun. Session 1 had 72 participants with 84 attending the 2nd session. Thanks Tyler for running such a great program and impacting so many young lives. 


Results and pictures from the July 27th climbing Competition. More pictures to come in the September newsletter



Championship teams from the 1st Annual Hot Shots tournament to help fund the Connor Imus Scholarship. $8,000 was raised by the 37 teams and all participants through registrations, donations and generous sponsors. Thank you from the Imus family for being able to play, volunteer and be blessed by such a great event and people. The pictures below are from the tournament as well. Over 100 games were played in 2 days July 19-20. A special thanks to all of the umpires, field crew and staff that volunteered their time to make this such a great event. Get your team ready for next year.





           

 
 
Aquatic Programs
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)

Click Here for current pool hours.

SUP YOGA and CARDIOWAVE - The fee is now included in daily admission
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. Class registration will happen through the Rec Center front desk or online at www.montresrec.com and space is limited to 10 per class! Classes we be held at the Rec Center's indoor pool facility, and we encourage participants to show up ready at the pool 10-minutes prior to class. SUP Yoga is for all skill levels and lessons will progress throughout the winter.
Please wear comfortable clothes that are meant to get wet. Regular swim suits are acceptable attire. If you'd like to layer up, we suggest wearing a rash guard. We also suggest to bring a change of clothes for after class, and a towel. Paddle boards, and paddles are provided.
  • Dates:  
  • YOGA: August 1,15 September 19, October 3, 17
  • CARDIOWAVE: August 8, 22 September 12, 26 October 10, 24
  • FEE: Now included in your daily admission! 
  • You still need to register ahead of time with the front desk or on our website
  • Time:  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dog Days of Summer
Sunday, August 25th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Bring you four legged friend to the outdoor pool at the Field House. The fee is $5 per Dog     

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American Red Cross 1st Aid/CPR/AED for the Lay Responder - 4203030
The purpose of this class is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies.The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical care arrives. These are blended learning courses. A majority of coursework is done on the computer, and the hands-on skills are practiced in the classroom. This course offers a 2 year certification for both CPR and First Aid.
  • Section 1 
  • Thursday, September 19th (This is a blended learning course)
  • Register: By September 10th
  • Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Fee: $65
  • Location: CRC Party Rooms
  • Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
Open Swim and Water Aerobics Class time Changes
Beginning August 15, Open Swim times will be expanded. Pools will be open to children and families beginning at 10 am - Monday-Friday.  Water Aerobic Classes that are currently held at 12 pm will move to 11 am.


LIFEGUARD TRAINING -  4103016
Learn all the skills necessary to become a professional lifeguard This course teaches CPR, First Aid and all the rescue techniques.
This class is offered to individuals 15 years and older. This will be a blended learning course with instruction both online, and in the pool. Students will be charged an additional $35 by the American Red Cross when enrolling for the online portion. Participant must be available to attend all in-person training sessions. Required pre-test is a 300 meter swim (12 lengths), two minute water tread without hands and retrieving a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool 9 feet or deeper.

  • Location: Montrose Community Recreation Center 
  • Fee: $105
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, August 7th, 2 - 7pm
  • Thursday, August 8th, 9am - 3pm
  • Friday, August 9th, 9am - 2pm

STROKE CLINIC 3103022
This clinic is designed for those who want to improve their  strokes. It covers all 4 strokes, body mechanics and techniques.

  • Dates: August 12-August 15
  • Fee: $46, or $12 drop in fee
  • Day: Monday - Thursday
  • Time: Ages 14 and up - 7-8pm, Ages 6-14 - 6-7 pm
Please check out the new pool schedule on page 28 of the FALL Activity Guide 
 
 
           MRD FitZone         
 
8:30am Spinning Classes Moving to 8:15am
 
Beginning on Thursday, August 1st, all CRC Fit Zone 8:30am Spinning classes will be moving to 8:15am. The time adjustment is intended to provide Spin classes with additional time to stretch and replace bikes before the 9:30am classes begin to enter the Fit Zone.
 
 
Thursday Night TRX Discontinued
 
Please note that the Thursday 6:30pm TRX class is being discontinued in August due to low participation rates. Please continue to fill in suggestion cards or email John@montroserec.com to let us know what types of classes you would like MRD to offer in the evenings so that we can best utilize the Fit Zone and fulfill the fitness programming needs of the Montrose community.
 
 
No Fit Zone Classes on Saturday, August 17th & Monday, September 2nd
 
Saturday, August 17th is Youth Appreciation Day and all Fit Zone and Aquatics Fitness classes are cancelled so families can enjoy the festivities around town. The CRC will also have limited hours and will only be open from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Additionally, all classes are cancelled on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day Weekend. Please see the fall 2019 Activity Guide for additional details.
 
 
CRC Annual Cleaning/Maintenance Shutdown
 
The 2019 CRC Cleaning/Maintenance Shutdown is scheduled from Tuesday, September 3rd thru Friday September 6th. The Fitness Area will reopen on Saturday, September 7th, but the swimming pools and wood floor areas including the Fit Zone, gymnasium, and racquetball courts will remain closed through Wednesday, September 11th and will reopen for classes on Thursday, September 12th. Since Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day, this means that no Fit Zone or Aquatics Fitness classes will be held from September 2nd through September 11th. Please note that MRD will again attempt to offer limited fitness classes at the Field House during the shutdown. Plan on checking with the CRC front desk for a schedule of available classes closer to the dates of the shutdown.
 
 
Two Sessions of 3-Keys to Permanent Weight Control Program Coming in September
 
In September, Registered Dietitian Hannah Freese will be offering two sessions of her signature 3-Keys to Permanent Weight Control Program. Session 1 will be on Wednesdays September 11, 18, 25, and October 2nd from Noon-1:00pm and Session 2 will be on Wednesdays September 11, 18, 25, and October 2nd from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Registration for either session opens on Monday, August 5th. Plan on registering early as space is limited and previous 3-Keys classes have been completely full. See page 30 in the fall 2019 Activity Guide for additional information and for the registration code.

 
 
Scholarship Information in English and Spanish



Youth Sports Programs    

FALL SOCCER YSF
Soccer is a fun way for kids to get off the couch, meet new friends and  stay in shape! Our great volunteer coaches make this program a blast  for both the kids and parents. Please sign-up early to avoid the late fee
and get your choice of practice days. 

  • Divisions: 5 YO to Kindergarten Coed,1st & 2nd Grade Boys/Girls, 3rd & 4th Grade Boys/Girls, 5th & 6th Grade Boys/Girls, 7th & 8th Grade Coed
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, Aug. 19  
    (Participants registering after the deadline will automatically be put on the waitlist.)
  • Coaches Meeting: Wed. Aug. 28 at 7 pm at Field House
  • Fee: $40 Practice Begins: Week of Sept. 2
  • Games: Sept. 12 thru Oct. 19
  • Practice Times: 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES YVB
The numbers for this program have been increasing each year thanks to great volunteer coaches! Teams will again practice twice a week and play a total of six matches on Friday evenings throughout the season. This is a great way for kids to learn the fundamentals of this exciting game while exercising with friends and teammates!
  • Divisions: 3rd & 4th Grade, 5th & 6th Grade, Middle School Boys
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 3
  • (Participants registering after the deadline will automatically be put on the waitlist.)
  • Practices: Sept. 16 - Oct. 24 Times: 5:30 p.m or 6:45 p.m.
  • Games: Fridays, Oct. 4 - 25
  • Fee: $40

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES   
Intro to Soccer - September
Intro to Flag Football - October
1st - 2nd Grade Basketball Clinics - Nov. - Dec.
3rd - 4th Grade Basketball October
Youth Indoor Soccer October
 
MRD NEWS

 
Adult Sports Programs
 
ADULT VOLLEYBALL - AVB
Volleyball leagues are offered for six person teams in women's & coed  play. Each team will play a round robin schedule including a season  ending single elimination tournament.

  • Dates: Sept. 16 - Nov. 7 
  • Registration Deadline: Sept. 9
  • Team Fee: $210 
  • Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • 6v6 Women's Leisure: Mondays 
  • 6v6 Coed Leisure: Tuesdays
  • 4v4 Women's Comp: Wednesdays 
  • 4v4 Coed Comp: Thursdays
COED KICKBALL - AKICK
Theme nights include: Superheroes, 80's, 90's, Pink Out, etc. Beer is allowed in the dugouts for those 21+. This league is laid back and open to anyone 15 years and older. Get your friends together for a fun time.
  • Days: Monday Night League Days: Wednesday Night League
  • Dates: Aug. 26 - Oct. 23 
  • Registration Deadline: Aug. 19
  • Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Team Fee: $250
  • Location: Ute Park
FLAG FOOTBALL - AFF
6 v 6 non-blocking Flag Football is offered for Adults 15 years old and older. The deadline is the deadline, so register early.
  • Dates: Sept. 3 - Oct. 29 
  • Registration Deadline: Aug. 19
  • Team Fee: $350 Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Ute Park
Intro to Pickleball
Learn to play Pickleball - Instructor Doug Rood will teach you the rules of the game, strategy, paddle technique and court position. Improve your serve, ground strokes, backhand, overhead, dinks, lobs and drop shots through drills and playing games. All equipment is provided.
  • Dates: Every Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • Fee: $20 per person
  • Location: CRC Gym or Outdoor courts
  • Call Doug at 305-304-3656 to schedule
 
UPCOMING ADULT SPORTS 
Indoor Soccer - September
3 v 3 Basketball - November
Dodgeball - November
     
 
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50+ ADVENTURES
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 Hiking -  4501011

Enjoy outdoor Colorado year round. Wear good hiking boots, bring sunscreen and water. Dress in layers. Hikes will be rescheduled if there is adverse weather. Bring a sack lunch for all trips.

Old Railroad Grade - Lizard Head Pass
We will hike the former railroad bed of the Rio Grande Southen Railroad. Easy 4.5 miles RT hike; 10,040' elevation at trailhead; 240'
elevation gain.
  • Date: Tuesday, Aug. 27
  • Time: 8:00 am - approx 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $19 (bring sack lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am
West Bench Trail - Grand Mesa
The trail runs along the west side of the Grand Mesa from Jumbo Reservoir to the area above the Powderhorn Ski Resort. 6 miles RT. Elevation at trailhead 9,672'; 254' elevation gain.
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 19
  • Time: 7:45 am - approx 5:00 pm
  • Fee: $19 (bring sack lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:30 am
Cultural Trips - 3501007
46th Annual Telluride Chamber Music Festival - Michael Palm Theater
This annual celebration of timeless classical chamber music continues to attract renowned artists from across the United States to the idyllic mountain backdrop of Telluride.
  • Date: Sunday, August 11
  • Time: 11:15 am - approximately
  • 6:30 pm (bring money for lunch)
  • Fee: $46
  • Location: Meet at the Field House at 11:00 am
TOURS - 4501024   
Hemp, Hops and H20
Little Flower Hemp Company, Misty Mountain Hop Farm and Project 7 Water Authority  Misty Mountain Hop farms in Olathe is one of the largest in western  Colorado. We will tour the farm and learn the process of growing and  processing hops. Project 7 water authority provides drinking water to  residents of Montrose. We will learn how they keep it safe. Little Flower  Hemp company will educate us on hemp's numerous applications including  body care and medicinal uses. Hemp has a maximum of 0.3% THC  and is not psychoactive.

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Time: 8:45 am - approximately 4:30 pm
  • Fee: $15 (bring money for lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the at 8:30 am
West Elk Mine Tour - Somerset, CO plus lunch in Paonia
The West Elk Mine is the last operating underground coal mine in the  North Fork Valley. We will attend a presentation at the mine and then take  a drive-around tour of the surface facilities. Come learn a little about West  Elk Mine, its history and its plans to survive and remain successful in very  challenging times for thermal (power generation) coal operations.

  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 29
  • Time: 7:15 am - approx 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $21 (bring money for lunch)
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:00 am

 

4 WHEEL DRIVE TOURS - 4501014 
Last Dollar Road
Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours is our guide as we take in the fall colors on Last Dollar Road and beyond! We will travel where the colors are best in a 9 passenger vehicle with heated bucket seats! Register by Aug 19.
  • Date: Monday, Sept. 23
  • Time: 8:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $82 (includes tour & guide gratuity) Bring a sack lunch.
  • Location: Meet at the Senior Center at 7:45 am
 
   

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You're Never too Old to Ride a Bicycle.... Or Get Back on One!
 
When I met my great grandfather, he was 95 and still riding a two-wheeled bicycle. Following in his tracks, my father raced bikes into his early 70's. Just last spring, I accompanied my 79-year-old mother as she navigated a busy town on her bicycle. The bar has been set high for me.
 
Logically, I am a little obsessed with getting seniors on bicycles. As my great grandfather understood, bicycling is a great way to stay active and being active is the recipe for a long life (he lived to 101). In a recent Danish study, researchers discovered that seniors in Denmark who bicycled even minimal amounts had a significantly lower risk of dying of anything during the observation period than their peers who didn't ride at all.
 
In June, I had the pleasure of teaching my Boomers & Bicycling 101 class in Montrose for the first time. The goal of the class it to empower seniors to feel safe and confident riding their bicycles. I think I succeeded.
 
My star pupil was Charlotte Webb (yes, that's her real name!). She came to class with a tremendous eagerness and trepidation about getting back on her bicycle. She hadn't rode in ten years and at 79, with a recent knee replacement, she was ready to try. I assured her, "You can do this, Charlotte!"
 
We began the 3-hour class with an indoor discussion on bicycle safety, rules of the road, and tips for selecting the right gear, and then spent time on our bicycles practicing handling and balance skills.
 
Outside, the first challenge for Charlotte was simply getting astride her bicycle, but we had tips for that. After some scooting and gliding (just like the little kids on those strider bikes), we had her pedaling. Half way through, she and I shared an emotional private moment.... Tears shed in joy as well as terror. Charlotte was determined and successful in her mission to ride again.
 
The Montrose Area Bicycle Alliance and the Rec District will be offering the Boomers & Bicycling 101 class again this fall on September 4th at the Senior Center. The class is free; please register via the Rec District.
 
Bevin Barber-Campbell is a safe cycling instructor for the Montrose Area Bicycle Alliance (MABA). You can view MABA's educational offerings on their website at www.montrosebicycle.org

 
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KOREAN KARATE TAE KWON DO/ HAPKIDO - 202023
This is a Korean martial art that helps build confidence, balance, coordination, physical stamina and focus all while learning self-defense in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere! Students age 6 to adult. Veterans may attend for free. Master Ed Ulibarri is an instructor with 30+ years of teaching experience. Try one class for free to decide it it's right for you prior to registering.

  • Session I: Aug 1-29
  • Session II: Sept 3-26
  • Session III: Oct 1-29
  • Session IV: Nov 5-26
  • Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $35 Per session 
  • Instructor: Master Ed Ulibarri
  • Location: Warrior Resource Center, 4 Hillcrest Plaza

HATHA YOGA LEVEL 1 - 4202009
Hatha yoga is the perfect antidote to our busy lives. Yoga reduces stress  and improves the health of mind and body. Perfect for those newer  to exercise or as a complement to vigorous workouts. Mats and props  provided. Wear comfortable, fitted clothing that allows free movement.  We generally practice barefoot. All experience levels welcome. Age 14+  or by instructor approval. Must have 3 people to hold a class.
  • Day: Tuesday Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Instructors: Donald Herbert, Certified Yoga Instructor (Aug, Sept)
  • Julie Christy, Certified Yoga Instructor (Oct, Nov)
  • Location: Field House, Summit Room (25 Colorado Avenue)
  • Session I Dates: August 13, 20, 27 Session I Fee: $27 or $11 drop in
  • Session II Dates: September 3, 10, 17, 24 Session II Fee: $36 or $11 drop in
  • Session III Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22 (no class Oct. 29th) Session III Fee: $36 or $11 drop in
  • Session IV Dates: November: 5, 12, 19, 26 Session IV Fee: $36 or $11 drop in
TAI CHI CHUAN FOR SENIORS - 4202061
Tai Chi Chuan for Seniors is the perfect way to explore and  experience the numerous benefits of Tai Chi no matter what shape
you are in. This ancient, physical and meditative practice of the  Yang style 24 posture form is designed to build strength, improve
health and flexibility, reduce stress, increase energy flow throughout  your whole body, promote health and relax your mind. These
easy-to-follow lessons teach Tai Chi postures with clear, step-by-step  instructions. The routines are low impact with modifications
taught for less flexible students. Gloria Verastegui will lead you  through customized lessons ranging from 30 minutes to an hour with
accompanied breathing exercises. This safe and effective program is  particularly designed for people age 55 and above.

  • Fee: $118/session or $13 drop-in Regular attendance encouraged for maximum benefit.
  • Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Date: Session I Aug 12 - Sept 23
  • Session II: Sept 30 - Nov 6
  • Session III: Nov 11 - Dec 18
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - noon
  • Location: Field House Summit Room (25 Colorado Ave)
  • Instructor: Gloria Verastegui is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage practice and has been teaching Tai Chi classes for 20+ years. 970-319-6818

Montrose County Public Health Announcements  
 
 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Job Openings

Executive Director Job Notice
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Executive Director position. The position performs executive level duties as related to the planning, organizing and direction of the recreation facilities, programs and services of the MRD, a title 32 special district. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing a comprehensive system of recreational services to build community and quality of life for residents of the District. This position is the Chief Administrator of the District and works in every area of the organization as needed.
 
Externally, this includes building partnerships, overseeing a robust marketing and public information effort and facilitating community engagement and big picture planning to further progress the District. Internally, this involves overseeing the various program areas, the maintenance and operation of numerous indoor and outdoor facilities and leading a team of dynamic and committed core staff members. The Executive Director is heavily involved in finance, human resources, facilitating organizational buy-in knowledge and proficiency, customer service, outreach, marketing, operations, planning, risk-management, partnership cultivation, grant writing and fundraising, project management, consultant mobilization and anything and everything that improves the District's ability to serve the community. This position oversees the multi-faceted operations of the District's indoor and outdoor facilities, including the Community Recreation Center (CRC), Field House & Outdoor Pool, McNeil Office / Fields, Ute Park and Holly Park complexes and all related ancillary amenities.
 
This recruitment is happening at a very exciting time, as MRD opened the CRC and the Montrose Field House to better serve Montrose in 2017. The CRC is an 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, which provides something for every age and numerous interests. Additionally, in 2019, the Connect Trail project will be complete. This will connect Montrose from the Justice Center and the Colorado Outdoors Development on the north all the way south to the CRC. Also, this position will oversee successful completion of the Holly Park Renovation project, which is being completed in tandem with the City of Montrose's reconstruction of adjacent Riverbottom Drive. MRD is a dynamic organization that has been increasing its level of service every year. The selected candidate will be centrally involved in helping continue to maximize the quality and quantity of service for Montrose, to build community and better the Montrose quality of life.
 
Position Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited university and a driver's license are required. Also, candidates must possess a minimum of eight (8) years of recreation experience including five (5) years of supervisory experience. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, managerial, analytical, communication, organizational, writing and customer service skills, and be able to contribute strongly to fulfilling the MRD's essential role in the community. In addition to the above stated requirements, strong candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in public administration, recreation management, sports management, exercise science and/or business marketing. Other preferred qualifications are Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP), Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) and a Master's Degree.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 26, 2019 at 3 p.m.
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Posting: June 28, 2019. Application Review: July 31, 2019
Projected Interviews: Week of Aug. 12th or 19th.
Projected Start Date: Late August / September
 
More information, including the required application, is available on the MRD website at www.montroserec.com under 'employment'.  Please submit the completed application, resume and cover letter via workbright, which is linked from the Montrose Rec. District website.
 
Maintenance Supervisor
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Maintenance Supervisor position to provide exceptional maintenance of the facilities managed and operated by the Montrose Recreation District for the benefit of the Montrose community. This recruitment is happening at a very exciting time; MRD opened the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in January 2017 and also the Field House opened in November 2017! Additionally, the Connect Trail project is currently being built, which will connect Montrose from the Justice Center and the Colorado Outdoors Development to the north all the way south to the CRC. Lastly, this capital project will be followed by another: the Holly Park & Riverbottom Drive Renovation project.
 
MRD is a dynamic organization that has been increasing its level of service. The selected candidate will be centrally involved in helping us continue to maximize the quality and quantity of service for Montrose, to build community and better the Montrose quality of life. The position includes indoor and outdoor maintenance of district facilities including over 40 acres of active turf as well as over 100,000 square feet of indoor facility. This Maintenance Supervisor position typically works Monday through Friday, 6am to 230pm, and will work primarily out of the Community Recreation Center. This is a core staff member and 3/4 time position that includes health and dental, PERA retirement saving, a family pass and PTO.  
 
Position Qualifications include: A minimum of 1 year of maintenance experience plus a high school diploma or equivalent.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 1 at 3pm
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Post Job Listing: June 27.
Application Review: August 6-7
Interview Day: August 19th (strong candidates should plan on being in Montrose
on this day for an interview)
Projected Start Date: Late August
More information, including the required application, is available on the MRD website at www.montroserec.com under 'employment'.  Please submit completed application, resume and cover letter via workbright, which is linked from the Montrose Rec. District website.

Personal Training and Substitute Group Fitness Instructors
MRD is seeking personal trainers and group fitness instructors.  Successful applicants will have a passion for helping clients achieve their goals.  Responsibilities include conducting orientation and consultations with potential clients to determine client goals, health concerns and exercise preferences, developing and implementing an exercise plan for clients and help provide new member orientations to educate members how to property adjust and operate equipment.  Must have personal trainer certification from a nationally accredited (NCCA or DETC) organization and First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications.  For more information contact Cindy Marino at Cindy@montroserec.com or John Wagner at John@montroserec.com.    

Customer Service Representative    This part time position provides critical customer service to MRD patrons.  Duties include, but are not limited to: completing program registration, computer and phone skills, and general multitasking. This is a part-time position and hours will vary with some weekends and holidays.  With the right person, this position includes the possibility of a steady 25-35 hours per week.  Bilingual ability is a plus.  Please submit full application packet to tracie@montroserec.com.   Please email Tracie a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Community Rec. Center, 16350 Woodgate Road. 
Climbing Wall Attendant  
Responsibilities include the safe supervision of the climbing wall as well as basic wall and game room cleaning and maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required.  Please submit full application packet to ken
@montroserec.com.   Please email Ken a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com 
 

Youth Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball Officials
This is a part-time seasonal position that provides a critical competent of running our youth sports programs. Our officials receive free training and uniforms.  Officials will referee games (4-14 years old).  Pay is based on the level of each game officiated. Opportunities to officiate other sports throughout the year are also available to officials interested in officiating other sports.  Please email Justin, Youth Sports Coordinator at justin@montroserec.com if you are interested.  Must be 14 years or older to apply.    
 
Custodial Attendant  
This position is responsible for supporting the general operation of the new Montrose Community Recreation Center, specifically in our custodial department. Attendant will be responsible for overall cleanliness of facility. Shifts are available in the evenings, weekends and in the summer.  For questions, contact Miguel at 249.7705 or miguel@montroserec.com.  Please submit a completed application (found at montroserec.com), a resume and a cover letter attention Miguel. This can be emailed to miguel@montroserec.com or dropped off at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, 16350 Woodgate Rd., behind Wal-Mart.  Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma. 
 
Lifeguard
Responsibilities include the safe supervision of all pool and deck area, as well as basic pool maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required. Candidates must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid Certifications. Please submit full application packet to  liz@montroserec.com .   Please email Liz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.  

Water Safety Instructors
This position is responsible for planning and implementing swim lessons according the American Red Cross standards. Instructors will be asked to provide both public and private swim lesson classes. Bilingual ability is strongly desired. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors certification. Classes for this certification are held on an ongoing basis. Please submit full application packet to melissa@montroserec.com.   Please email Melissa a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.   
Montrose Recreation District | 16350 Woodgate Road. | Montrose, Colorado 81401 | 970.249.7705 www.montroserec.com